The Billionaire's Ploy

Castle Ridge Small Town Romance

Book 5
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
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 All’s fair in love and business.

Billionaire Jackson Croft refuses to let anything interfere with his merger and marriage plans. His merger. His brother’s marriage. When Emory Barrington returns to Castle Ridge and catches his younger brother’s attention, Jackson needs to take drastic steps to stop the flirtation. Even if it means using himself as bait.

As a child Emory was infatuated with the younger Croft brother, so when he invites her to a party she can’t resist. Until Jackson interrupts their dance, tries to bribe her, and then steals a kiss. A kiss that vibrates to her soul.

To make up for the attempted bribe, Jackson offers her a job decorating his Denver penthouse. She’s just starting her interior design firm and can’t turn the business away even if it means working closely with the billionaire. The project turnaround is fast and the attraction between Emory and Jackson grows faster. She believes she sees the real man beneath the façade, but when she learns of his double-dealing her heart can’t take the betrayal.

In this take on the Sabrina story, can deception lead to love?

Other books in the series include The Romance Dance, The Christmas Match, The Flirtation Game, and The Playboy Switch.

5 of 5 STARS! "An exceptional fast-paced romance with some twists and turns that keep the reader engaged. I fell in love with the characters, they had so much chemistry between them."-Coffee Chat

5 of 5 STARS! "This story captivated me from page one."-Julie

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About the author

 Allie Burton has always been a reader and writer. She wrote her first novel at the age of twelve when she was stranded at a hospital by a snowstorm. Receiving her first romance from her grandmother, she fell in love with the genre. As an adult, she read young adult books with her own teens and was excited to find something fresh and new. Now, she writes both.

Having so many jobs as a teen and adult became great research material for the stories she writes. She has been everything from a bike police officer to a mascot escort to an advertising executive. She has lived on three continents and in four states and has studied art, fashion design, and marine biology.

Allie is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Romance Writers of America. She loves to ski, golf, and run. Currently, she lives in Colorado with her husband and two children. 

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Publisher
Alice Fairbanks-Burton
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Published on
Oct 22, 2017
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Pages
275
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ISBN
9780996302470
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Western
Fiction / Sagas
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
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 Castle Ridge—romance with heat and heart.

Welcome to the small town of Castle Ridge where love takes you higher. Sweeping mountain vistas, large mansions, and gorgeous men line the streets. Romance is in the mountain air with these three full novels.

The Romance Dance

After being abandoned by his fiancée and his fans, former classical pianist Reed O’Donnell returns home to hide. Ex-ballerina Quinn Petrov moved to Castle Ridge to start a dance studio and put down roots. When she meets her secretive and sexy landlord, she’s intrigued but he always seems to be hiding behind a mask.

When Reed’s younger brother begs him to help impress Quinn, he can’t say no. Using the musical language of love, he woos Quinn for his brother, but when his own mask slips will he reveal his secrets?

In a slow sashay to desire, Quinn and Reed dance their way into each other’s hearts.

The Christmas Match

After heartache at a young age, single mother Danielle Marstrand has found her place in her hometown. A good job, a good home, a great daughter—nothing can sway her from her course. Champion skier Luke Logan is returning to where his career began to reignite the passion he’s lost. But instead of discovering his passion for skiing, he discovered the daughter he never knew he had.

Danielle is reluctant to allow Luke in fearing he’ll leave again. To get to know his child, he suggests fake dating. If it’s pretend why then, does a kiss for show feel oh so real?

In this classic reunion story, love finds a second chance.

The Flirtation Game

Celebrity chef Michael Marstrand returns to his hometown to star in a television show. What he doesn’t know is the sous chef expected to be named head chef and the reality program is called Kitchen Catastrophe. With contracts already signed, sous chef Isabel O’Donnell must work for the man she’s had a crush on since middle school. A man who’s stolen her job.

With the hidden cameras rolling, Michael tries to make the day-to-day routine boring so Kitchen Catastrophe will never air, but between an interfering producer and the simmering attraction between Michael and Isabel the reality show has everything: drama, fights, and sex.

In this best friend’s brother conflict, love isn’t all that’s cooking.

5 of 5 STARS! "The Flirtation Game was my introduction to not only a witty author, but a flirtatiously innovative series."-Isha

5 of 5 STARS! "Love it."-Jenny

Introducing a remarkable new character from #1 New York Times bestselling writer David Baldacci: Atlee Pine, an FBI agent with special skills assigned to the remote wilds of the southwestern United States who must confront a new threat . . . and an old nightmare.

Eeny, meeny, miny, moe. Catch a tiger by its toe.

It's seared into Atlee Pine's memory: the kidnapper's chilling rhyme as he chose between six-year-old Atlee and her twin sister, Mercy. Mercy was taken. Atlee was spared.

She never saw Mercy again.

Three decades after that terrifying night, Atlee Pine works for the FBI. She's the lone agent assigned to the Shattered Rock, Arizona resident agency, which is responsible for protecting the Grand Canyon.

So when one of the Grand Canyon's mules is found stabbed to death at the bottom of the canyon-and its rider missing-Pine is called in to investigate. It soon seems clear the lost tourist had something more clandestine than sightseeing in mind. But just as Pine begins to put together clues pointing to a terrifying plot, she's abruptly called off the case.

If she disobeys direct orders by continuing to search for the missing man, it will mean the end of her career. But unless Pine keeps working the case and discovers the truth, it could spell the very end of democracy in America as we know it...
"Love it!" --Lisa Gardner"Atlee Pine is unforgettable." --James Patterson
"David Baldacci's best yet." --Lisa Scottoline
"Heart-poundingly suspenseful." --Scott Turow
"A stunning debut." --Douglas Preston
"A perfect blend of action, secrets, and conspiracies." --Steve Berry
"Baldacci is at the top of his game." --Kathy Reichs
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